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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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It's been awhile since I updated

I went fishing a couple weeks ago off the jetty in westport,wa & managed to finally get some drift wood. I know a lot of people don't like Tannins, But how would one go about increasing tannins or slight brown water?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 02:15 AM
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It's been awhile since I updated

You can get the backwater effect stuff from lfs. Indian almond leaves work as well and I'm sure you could probably find local leaves (maybe not in this season) and dry them out

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 12:54 PM
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Exactly what Chew recommended, IALeaves and driftwood do increase tannis. However the more you boil the driftwood the less tannis it will release into your tank.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 02:38 PM
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Go get a small piece of Mopani driftwood or a small piece of Malaysian driftwood. Man that stuff has my tank tea stained 3 years later STILL
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 08:54 PM
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I've also heard of people using alder cones.

And then you could always put a bag of peat in the filter.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 09:53 PM
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Don't mean 2 change subject, but what is the plant on far left n 1st pic? Very cool looking. By the way, AMAZING tank!!!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 10:02 PM
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Looks like water sprite Steve.

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